I decided to join a great friend Amanda today from Garibay Soup for Just a Motivating Monday. I have thought about doing this the past few weeks but haven’t really felt like I could say anything motivating and my life has just been so-so in the motivation department.
Things have changed some this past week. As you may or may not know, I started school. I have been nervous and scared about what is going to happen in my house when I start school. How was I going to manage my household and still find time for schoolwork? That was until I read the introductions from my other classmates.
My classes are all online. I may not ever meet my classmates even though it is likely we will all be in the program together for the next two years. So, why would I get motivation from them? I felt this overwhelming sense of understanding while reading what they had to say. I am not the only mom, the only wife, the only student. I am one among many. I have 20 other classmates that are going to go through the same course as me and do the same assignments; dealing with the same personal and educational struggles.
They are the ones that are going to motivate me this semester and keep me going when I feel like I can’t go on from my school. I have 6 years of advanced degrees and this is the first time I have been alone when it comes to class. I have always found friends in classes and people I could relate to and study with. These classmates may not be actually with me, but they will motivate me to succeed the same way I will do with them. In addition, my husband, who admittedly is not always the most supportive, is very supportive of my efforts and desire to go back to school. He will be the one pushing me from home to do what I need to.
Between my online life (classmates, friends, and YOU readers) and my husband, I should succeed. I will succeed!